McKinney's Cotton Pickers-01-10
Big Band. Included is blues and 'It's tight like that.'
1 - McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Do Something 1929
3 - McKinney's Cotton Pickers - It's Tight Like That 1928
4 - McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Milenberg Joys
January 18, 2009
Poor collection, big mistakes
McKinney's Cotton Pickers was a seminal jazz band of the 20s and one of the first developers of Swing. Some of the tracks are wonderful like "Four or Five Times" and "Tight Like That". However a number of these tracks, like "Blue Rose" and "Great White Way Blues", are by The Cotton Pickers; an earlier 20s white "hot jazz" group that was good but no way in the same league as McKinney's band. Until this collection is cleaned up, it can't be recommended.